"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #72 - Julie and Julia

What a project Julie Powell took on with her cooking blog... After a weekly Cob Salad lunch date with friends, Julie Powell was tired of feeling like a second class citizen. Julie wanted to find something she was really good and share her story.. She created a blog to document her journey cooking ALL the recipes in Julia Child's cook book. I think she bit off a little more that she could chew to say the least.. This adventure even jeopardized her marriage. She said that Julia gave her life purpose. Amy Adams did a sweet job portraying Julie Powell. It was so delightful to get a glimpse of Julia Child's live. She was so adorable.. I was disappointed in the end of the movie though I felt like the story didn't have a lot of closure. Defiantly worth the watch though.. I watched the movie on Netflicks instant download.

"I was drowning and she pulled me out of the Ocean" the words of Julie Powell about Julia Child and the cooking blog project.

YES I win! Julia proves she is fearless against the men at the Cordon Bleu.

I love to COOK so when I hear about this movie I was excited. We are FOOD NETWORK junkies at our house.. Julia Child is a LEGAND and will be looked up to forever in the culinary world... Meryl Streep did an AMAZING job portraying her.. She nailed the voice for sure.. Just charming... It was fun to see such a warm and loving side of Julia, and what an ADORABLE husband she had...

Card Recipe:
Stamp~ Stampin' Up : "From the Kitchen of"
card stock~ Stampin' Up
Ink~ Stampin' Up
Mini clip~ Stampin' Up
Brads~ Stampin' Up
DSP~ Cosmo Cricket
Twill Tape~ Un-know
Punches~ Stampin' Up
Font~ Honey true type

Saturday, March 20, 2010

cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #71 "13 going on 30"


The movie 13 going on 30 focuses on a young teenage girl by the name of Jenna Rink who suffers a humiliating thirteenth birthday and makes a wish to skip ahead to when she is thirty years old. Through the magic of some wishing dust her wish comes true. The movie then transports us to a thirty-year-old Jenna with the exception that she is only still thirteen on the inside but doesn't remember anything since her thirteenth birthday. She soon realizes that her thirty-year-old self has everything that she wanted when she was younger, such as a cool apartment, a fabulous wardrobe, and a dream job. Jenna soon realizes that even though she has everything she could ever want when she was younger, there is still something missing. Without her best friend from 1987, she gets her assistant to track down Matt. To her dismay she learns that her and Matt have been estranged since high school and that Matt is now engaged. When Jenna shows up at Matt's wedding, he gives Jenna back the dream house that she once through at him during her thirteenth birthday. Jenna leaves to find out that the wishing dust still works because we are then pulled back to the past to see a different story. Jenna tells off the girl she once wanted to be like and runs up the stairs with Matt to find that their getting married as there adult selves. Written by Anonymous (taken from Imdb.com)

13 Going on 30 movie Trailer

If you were a child of the 80's as was I. I even graduated from High school in the 80's. Just thinking of all the music, colors, shapes, cloths and movies of course makes me giggle.. I remember dying to have Guess pants with a million pockets in pink of course. Jelly shoes, Big scarfs and bows, leg warners, moon boots(the real one that are HUGE not the Napoleon dynamite kind), sweater that we wore backwards so the V-shape was in the back and all the Jelly bracelets thanks to MaDonna and by the way isn't she still wearing them.. Speaking of MaDonna I read that she and her daughter are launching a new clothing line inspired by the "Material Girl" style.. So get ready for even more ridiculous retro cloths. And who can forget the dance that was re-created in this movie "Thriller". When this music video came out our choice teacher got a copy and showed it to us... My oldest had a retro week at school so for the 80's day he borrowed my "Sony Walkman" to carry around for the day and choose a few cassette tapes from my collection. We could go on for ever... LOL

I know you are thinking what!! you still have those!!! But really who would want or buy them.. There Cassettes. For a good giggle click on the picture and read the titles.. Most of these titles I would NEVER listed to again like
Whitney Houston, Miami Sound Machine etc YUCK! But I do have a few classics that people still listed to like U-2...

hirteen going on 30's Official Home page has great little "80's" activities you can do. From getting your horoscope, to printing off invitations for an "80's" party of your own... I even found a little inspiration for my card there with the magic 8-ball.. You can even ask the 8-ball questions and like get like an "80's" answer... You can find it here.

The glitter on the 30 was inspired my the magic wishing dust that Matt gave Jenna for her 13 birthday..

So this sketch would qualify for Julee's Mojo sketch I took a picture with and with out the triangle in the corner.. I did add the triangle to the final card so I could add even one more geometric shape for our Cinema Saturday challenge.. I also think it balances out the card. I really like it with and with out. What do you think? Let me know...

Can't wait for another "80's" movie...

Share you favorite "80's" memory or if you are not old enough to remember share what you think was the funniest things about the "80's"

Thanks for LIKE stopping buy.


Paper~ SU
Ink~ SU
Punces SU and EK Success
Ribbon~ Un know
Sticker letters~ Provo Craft
Glitter glue~
Crystal Effects ~ SU

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #70 Dear Frankie

A day with Da.

And extended day with Da and mom came along..

Card Inspired by the Movie ~ Dear Frankie
I love foreign films. I really don't have a problem with accents distracting me either.. When we came across this amazing love story a few years ago... We totally fell in love with it... Mind you Gerard Butler was not the big star he now is in the U.S.. Emily Mortimer is fantastic as well. But the star of this movie is Frankie played my Jack Mc Elhone This move touches you in so many ways. The Love that a mother has for a child, wether it's a grow child (mother and daughter)or a small child(mother and son). Learning to open your heart and make room for others can be so healing. Children can work miracles and Frankie is so trusting and loving...

My inspiration starters for this movie are 4 very important parts in the movie.. First the map and all the places Frankie marks showing where his da's ship is traveled to using little red flags. Second the Stamps collection Frankie and his da(mother) are sharing with each other.. Third the letters that Frankie and his da(mother) are writing to each other. Last the hearts are showing the love that is to be when you open your live to new love.

This movie is a MUST see. You will not be disappointed only lifted up by watching "Dear Frankie"

Don't for get to come on over and play with us.


Card Recipe:
Stamps ~ Stampin' Up
Card stock ~ Stampin' Up
Ink ~ Stampin' Up
Map ~ Printed of the internet
Stamp~ Graphic 45
Ribbon and Buttons~ Un-know
Linen Thread~ Stampin' Up
Heart Punches ~ Stampin' Up
Note book Punch ~ Stampin' Up

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #102

I though I was doing the current sketch challenge for Taylor's Friday Sketch. But I was wrong.. I printed this weeks and last and grabbed the wrong one from my desk.. So when I came to post
and link.. Surprise.. I did the wrong week...

I did how ever really love this sketch.. And enjoyed making this card.. I will have to check out Taylor's new sketch tomorrow.. If you would like to join Taylor you can check her Blog here.

I am soo Loving Taylor's new stamp release.. I just might have to buy one or two.. This is my favorite new set...

What a great set for adults and teens.

Thanks for stopping buy

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Butternutsage Style

Donna at Butternutsage.blogspot.com is celebrating in a BIG way..

Donna has reached over 200,000 visits to her blog and want to say thank you.

You don't want to miss out our her Celebration she has a HUGE gift you could win..

a chance to receive a $100.00 in Cash if you play along with her in her challenge..

I have been following Donna for a few years now I first came across Donna's blog by playing on Kristina Werner's color challenge each week. I love checking in with Donna's blog she has such a clean and elegant style. I meet Donna at a Stampin' Up Convention a few years back at a Splitcoaststamper Dirty Dozen card exchange years ago (not sure if she remembers).

When I though about what I could make to create Donna's style 2 things came to mind.. Texture she is the Queen of Dry Embossing and the second a monochromatic color scheme. Donna keeps it simple. I think that is what draws me to her.. I have such a hard time keeping it simple and need a reminder once and a while to go clean and classy like Donna.. In the back of my mind I kept thinking. "you could add a little here and you could do this or that.) but I had to keep the simple elegance of Donna in mind..
THANKS Donna I REALLY enjoyed making this card for your challenge.. I LOVE the say it turned out.. Thanks for helping me go back to one of my favorite looks EVER..

Good Luck with your challenge and CONGRATS on your mile stone.

Come join Donna's challenge here.


All Stampin Up except the Martha Butterfly punch.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #69 Dan in Real Life

Happy Weekend everyone.. Hope you are all having a great day... Thanks for joining us today for the Cinema Saturday Challenge..
This weeks movie is a great one so be sure to join us and create a project inspired by this weeks movie.

If you are wondering what this card has to do with the movie?? Let me tell you.. It's only one of my favorite line from the movie...

Mitch: I swear, the minute I saw her I felt like I was in the room with an angel.
Dan: This corn is like an angel.

Dan is just so love sick that he can't help himself shortly his mother banned him to dish duty ALONE to chill out...
Welcome to one of my favorite movies girlies... I actually wouldn't watch this movie for quite a long time... Because of Steve Carell.. I just going to say it.. I don't really care for the t.v. program "The Office" It's painful to watch... My Sweetheart ordered this movie on Netflicks and so I consented and YA!! I was in for a great surprise... This movie has a great case JulietteBinoche is so Beautiful. You will really enjoy this movie I promise.. It is so easy to relate to wether you are married or not, have kids/teens or even sibling.. This movie has great Family dynamic in this movie..

If you have ever really listened to the music on my blog... Where words out loads of my music is from the soundtrack from this movie.. Sondre Lerche music is so up-beat an fun to listen to..

Paper~ Graphic-45, Websters paper, Stampin' Up
Ink~ Stampin' Up
Corn~ Paper piecing (me)
Ribbon ~ Unknown
Adhesive ~ Stampin' Up
Vellum~ Stampin' Up
Green Velvet Leafs
Lable Punch~ Stampin' Up

Thanks for stopping By

Friday, March 5, 2010

Verve's Release blog Hop

Welcome to the Verve release week SPRING FLING... I am SOOOO excited to join you this week for the big March Release... I LOVE JULEE Tilman and "VERVE" stamps, what an honor to help Julee introduce her March stamp release.. Don't forget to join her on the
Verve blog and the Splitcoast forum and join in on the live chats and challenges she is having.. You could win FREE stamps if you play along..

HUGE HUGS to one of most talented girls I know! Sankari for asking me to join her. Sankari has the most amazing style ever. No one can compare or imitate.. Believer me I have tried.

I can't wait to see all the release stamps because I think they have a look of her in them...
We can all use a LOT of Sunny Sankari on our lives...

For my project I used 2 of my favorite stamp sets from Verve..

"Up, Up and Away"
"Dad's Day"

This Set was made for me... Well I like to think it was anyway... My Dad is a Hot Air Balloon Pilot and we grew up Ballooning... For his Birthday this year I am making him a few projects to reflect on the memories I had growing up Ballooning with him... The "Dad's Day" stamp set is a great companion to the "Up, Up and Away" set, both reflect him perfectly. The thing I have really enjoyed about Julee's "Verve stamps" is the emotion that they Invoke. The Sentiments and Images are so amazing. You can really share what is in your heart with the card or project you give to others.
Part of the challenge is to use 3-D objects you already have around the house, then bring new life to them..
Here are 2 things that I found and recycled them into something new.

"Time" for a little redo.. I have had this clock for years and not quite had the right place for it.. It didn't really match my decor.. I think it was waiting for a re-do from the day I got it.. I think this little Balloon re-do is perfect...

For this project I used Liquid Etch.

I also re-did this glass soap dispenser I had.. It's first life was very feminine. With a little re-do, it is a masculine soap dispenser know.. If you know anything about Ballooning you know that we use TONS of rope.. You have tons in the Balloon so you can through it over for the chase crew to grab on and help pull you down. And we have even more in the trailer and garage at home.

What better way to trim this project than with rope.

This is just a little bit of the collection I am making for my DAD.. His birthday is this month and it's a big one... "70" That sounds so weird.. He couldn't possibly be that old... Where did the time go? He has been 50 for years in my mind... Guess I am the one closer to 50 than he is.. LOL.

Come back and visit to see more fun things I am making for his b-day..
but Shhhh... just don't tell him what I am making...

Thanks to Sankai and Juli for having me as a Verve Guest Designer this week..

Thanks for stopping by

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